Carving a Career Path with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

When Dwana Back thinks about the impact of Easterseals Crossroads’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), she recalls one high school student who found his passion through the program. “He was feeling lost before graduation, and he lacked support at home,” said Back, the manager of Pre-ETS at Easterseals. “One of our career coaches helped spark his […]

Z-Vibe Motor Tool Aids in Speech and Sensory Difficulties

As small children learn to talk, speech errors are quite common. Learning how to say all the different sounds in words takes years to develop. However, by the age of eight, kids should be able to say all sounds in English with no major errors. Otherwise, it can be a sign of an articulation disorder. […]

Make Learning to Type Fun with Typesy

Learning to type can be a difficult enough challenge to begin with. But for a person with a disability — whether a learning disability, attention issues or fine motor problems — typing can become a seemingly impossible task. By just taking a few minutes a day, you can improve your touch typing skills with Typesy […]

Apple’s iOS 12 Makes Life More Accessible

This year, Apple released the iOS 12 system, claiming it will “make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful.” You can add “more accessible” to that description as well. “Taking advantage of iOS 12 is a great way for people with disabilities to ring in the new year,” said Brian […]

The INDATA Project’s Ability Round Table Supports Resource Groups

Earlier this year, the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads launched a series of learning opportunities to discuss strategies and resources for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. And it will continue in the new year with a new format, a new time and new topics! This series, the Ability Round Table, brings […]

Block Out Time for Block Play

Block play is important for any child, no matter the age or ability. According to this article from Parenting Science, “Blocks can function as powerful learning tools. There is also evidence that complex block play is linked with higher mathematical achievement.” Studies suggest toy blocks can help children develop: Motor skills and hand-eye coordination Spatial […]